Article by The Osprey Observer, Kathy Collins, August 28, 2015
“The Brandon Ballet Presents Dracula This October”

Purchase your tickets now for Dracula – Presented by Brandon Ballet.  October 17, 2015 at the historic Centro Asturiano de Tampa Theater.  Tickets on sale at


Video from Hansel & Gretel – May 2015






Osprey Observer – 6/3/2015

The 2015 winner of the Richard Munro Memorial Scholarship is 16 year old Brandon resident, Katherine Thacker, a home schooled student.

FOCUS Magazine – Spotlight on Brandon Ballet


Osprey Observer – 11/18/2014

Brandon Ballet to perform The Nutcracker with Brandon Chorus


Osprey Observer – 9/24/2014

The Brandon Ballet’s Artistic Director, Octavio Martin, invites the public to come see the ageless classic Dracula, on Sunday, October 19 at 5 p.m. at Centro Asturiano de Tampa located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa (Ybor City).

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The Hawkeye- 02/27/2013

When someone mentions a local ballet, visions of sugarplum fairies and a large group of eight year old girls clumsily dancing the nutcracker comes to mind. One does not typically think that a ballet based in a suburb such as Brandon, could have professional dancers who can convey hundreds of emotions with the turn of a wrist or the kick of a leg, but that is exactly what the dancers of the Brandon Ballet do..

Tampa Bay Parenting- 01/2/2013

As for Yaima and Octavio, they are pursuing their American Dream with ballet slippers firmly in hand — hopeful the community will join them on the journey at the Brandon Ballet.

Sarasota Herald Tribune: Brandon Ballet”Dancing Trough Generations” Dance Review- 11/19/2012

— it is clear he has intentions of bringing the Brandon Ballet to a whole new level

The Tampa Tribune- 09/12/2012

Martín’s passion is contagious. He wants to excite the Brandon and Tampa communities about ballet, building on the enthusiasm for dance he’s already seen in the students and families at Brandon Ballet.

Osprey Observer- 09/6/2012

The Brandon Ballet Welcomes A Change In Artistic Direction

Tampa Bay Times- 08/25/2012

Driven by his humble upbringing in Cuba, Octavio Martin hopes to bring a dance revolution to Brandon.

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